Shimmer of Possibility
Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Shimmer of Possibility occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.13%
Shimmer of Possibility Discussion
3 months ago
The problem with planeswalkers such as the ones you mentioned is that I can only use their abilities once on the combo turn, and the closest one to being playable would be Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner because of its low CMC.
Growth Spiral is an interesting two-drop. The main reason that I didn't include it is that I don't think I would have 4 lands by turn 3 unless I use a tutor effect on the previous turn. My two-drops are already overloaded with Wishclaw Talisman , Shimmer of Possibility , and Sylvan Scrying , so I would probably chop a couple of those off to make room for Growth Spiral .
Shreds of Sanity had me for a second there, but then I saw that the only instants I play are Opt and Tale's End . Recurring Opt isn't much, and recurring Tale's End does absolutely nothing. Instead, I have been testing Mission Briefing which is like Shreds but surveils and costs one less mana.
Underworld Connections might not be a bad idea, but the problem is that my primary untap spells untap two lands, and I'm comboing with two Lotus Field s. I don't know if I would enchant a Lotus Field just to draw a card and maybe have that small chance of drawing an untap spell, or enchant a random extra land to untap with Finale when that happens, and in that case I would only draw 1 extra card for 1 life and technically 1 mana which is what Finale does anyway. Although not a bad idea, but I don't really think it's necessary for what the combo needs.
Zacama, Primal Calamity is cute, but the problem is that Lotus Field taps for one color, and Zacama requires three. Although not impossible, I would rather produce blue mana first to use untap spells then I would be left with tapping two Fields for two different It would be nice to test out some extra turn spells in the deck. Although I can't use Karn's Temporal Sundering because it's a "legendary sorcery" and I have no legendary things in the deck, I would probably resort to Nexus of Fate due to its repeatable use. Thanks for the input!
3 months ago
@kortionznikas, Congrats! i'm about to get into the mtga ranked stuff again. Maybe we'll cross paths. anyway, my only defense for Into the Story is that it is a draw four for 4cmc in this deck at instant speed. I often find that my hand is empty around turn 5 or 6 so i hold up mana like i have a counter spell and just use end of opponents turn the draw 4. It won we many games at my LGS even against simic flash. Shimmer of Possibility is ok in the deck but it doesnt gas up your hand like Chemister's Insight or Into the Story does. Also, late game into the story just gets stronger. Probably dont need 4 but 2 is super helpful. i also run 4x Mystic Sanctuary . but it does feel bad when you get two in hand and can't recur spells from the graveyard. Anyway, deck looks good.
3 months ago
I really like the idea of the deck.
Into the Story is just super expensive to cast and does very little for this deck.
I would play multiple Ashiok, Dream Render s and try to use his -1 ability every turn. They will hopefully be recycled from your graveyard back into your library to be re-played at a later stage.
My version of this deck would be something like Mono Blue Mill copy M
3 months ago
Nice deck ! You should cut situational cards such as Fry for a 25th land. It could seriously be welcome in your deck. I would replace Shimmer of Possibility by Anticipate to keep mana open for counterspells.
4 months ago
The only problem with a jace is I honestly don't think its necessary. Tell me, if you were playing against this deck and I just combo'd off with a krasis, drew all but 10-15 cards in my deck and gained roughly 30 life, would you scoop with a removal spell in hand? what about after I use the mana to make my creatures have infinite power with Leyline of Abundance ? create Infinite 1/1's with a March of the Multitudes . Simply put the turn we have a mana sink and the combo much of the time we win the game that turn either way and if not the turn following. I Same goes to pistolpeteiii about samut's ability to win the game on the same turn.
As for Once Upon a Time for Shimmer of Possibility do you believe the trade off of picking up any card worth the inability to cast for free and at instant speed and one less card. Personally I'm not sure but might be cutting to 1 Once Upon a Time 's anyways.
5 months ago
6 months ago
Tightening up the mana base. Removed some cards that have proven a little wonky in play. Dropped a dime and added some new cards. Added Vigor , Roil Elemental , Fertilid , Omnath, Locus of Rage , Zendikar's Roil , River's Rebuke , Conjurer's Closet , Embodiment of Fury , Rapid Hybridization , and Undergrowth Champion . Swapped out Ghalta, Hydroid Krasis , Tezzeret's Gambit , Verity Circle , Karn's Bastion (in favor of Reliquary Tower ), Chandra's Triumph , Bolt Bend , Bond of Flourishing , Leyline of Combustion , Shimmer of Possibility , and Overgrowth Elemental . Still open to some adjustments.
9 months ago
Oh and the reasoning is that Chart a Course is let's you look two deep into your deck, which might be necessary to get our combo pieces. Or we can play Anticipate or Shimmer of Possibility by the same reasoning, paying 1 more mana to look deeper into our deck. The only downside of the increased mana cost means we may not be able to cast as many per turn, but then again, we look at more cards. Would Goblin Electromancer be a good inclusion, given how he would make at least 13 cards (at minimum) cost just 1 mana?